Congrats to the Mt. Vernon Majors soccer team for winning their first Virginia AAA State championship! We spent many years playing on those fields and know they are watered with the sweat of hard work. It is great to see you all bring home the victory!
And, speaking of teams, we hope Tim Tebow finds success in a Patriots uniform. Nobody can deny the fact that this Heisman Trophy winner has heart, discipline and tenacity and Bill Belichick knows how to pick winners. Best of luck finding your niche playing with Brady and the boys, Tim!
Memorial Day weekend is here…kick off the summer reading season with a copy of THE LIGHT BRINGER’S WAY!
Storytelling is one of the of the main reasons I love country music. I enjoyed listening to Tim McGraw’s recent song, “Highway Don’t Care,” so much that I looked up the music video. It’s been a long time since I have done that and was impressed with the way McGraw used his music AND the video to address and educate his audience about the dangers of texting while driving without preaching. This is impressive and we know it is extremely difficult. Our goal with SUNDIAL and THE LIGHT BRINGER’S WAY is to raise food allergy awareness by layering it within an exciting story that allows our characters to model its problems into solutions. This way, the important messages of the series (not just food allergy but making smart choices, maintaining situational awareness, paying attention to relationships) are delivered in a more meaningful way that resonate rather than repel. Way to go Tim McGraw and good job!
We love hearing from readers and this latest review made our day! Thank you to reader Sheila Feather for reaching out to us and posting this review on Amazon. Here’s a little of what she had to say about THE LIGHT BRINGER series:
“I just finished Sundial and The Light Bringer’s Way (in like two days! I couldn’t put them down.)… I absolutely loved them! They were the perfect blend of romance, paranormal, action, drama, etc. Indiana Jones and Robert Langdon meet the best of Katniss Everdeen and Edward Cullen. The only difference is that I actually LIKE these characters….Whitney, Reid and their friends (even with all of their special abilities) are believable. And I actually care about what happens to them… You most definitely have a fan in me!”
As a child of the 1980′s, I feel compelled to salute Baroness Thatcher for her resolute and resounding example of feminine leadership. She was often alongside our beloved President Ronald Reagan and the duo seemed to literally will the end of the Soviet empire. To boot, she always looked stylish, distinctly ladylike and in command. Talk about a positive role model for a young girl–even one across the pond.
“If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you,” she said. As every girl and woman should. Strength is never something to be feared and should always be within your grasp. Thanks, Iron Lady. Your impact will be left on history and in the minds of women everywhere.
Hooray! We are pleased to announce we have released the updated version of The Light Bringer’s Way and there is one special reader that we would like to thank and acknowledge, Josephine Hao.
We knew we wanted to further polish our first edition of The Light Bringer’s Way, and after we read her review of Sundial on Goodreads we felt like we had found a reader who “got” what we were trying to accomplish. She wrote: “Simply fantastic! What a refreshing YA novel. There is intelligence, suspense, profound observations about life/people, in addition to the usual quirky teenage drama. Highly recommended read! Can’t wait for the sequel.”
And so we reached out to her to ask if she would be interested in helping us enhance the first edition of The Light Bringer’s Way. As luck would have it, she agreed and helped us crystallize the areas of the sequel she felt would benefit from additional expansion or clarification. And, by clearly articulating her opinion and providing alternative suggestions, her constructive criticism helped us build an even better story line.
Our sincere thanks goes to Joie for enriching the quality of our work and providing us with thoughtful ways to enrich a story close to our hearts. We are so grateful she was part of our indie author adventure because she helped us maximize the experience for ourselves and our readers.
To hire Joie as a copy editor or beta reader she can be reached at: email@example.com.